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Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Blue Angels Announce 2015 Team Members

C-130 Demonstration Pilot Marine Capt. Katie Higgins Becomes First Female Pilot On The Team

The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced the officers selected for the 2015 team July 22.

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Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Blue Angels' Fat Albert Recovering From A Bird Strike

Replacement C-130 On Duty, But Not Performing

One of the first impressions airshow viewers get of the Navy's Blue Angels is of a distinctive C-130 making low passes and showing off the capabilities of the airplane at airshow center.

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Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Airmen Missing From WWII Accounted For

Remains Of Two On Bomber Crew Returned To Their Families

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced recently that two U.S. servicemen, missing from World War II, have been identified and were returned to their families for burial with full military honors.

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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

USAF, NGC Celebrate 25th Anniversary Of B-2 First Flight

Airplane Inspires Employees, Guests With Re-Enactment Of Historic Moment

For several goose bump-filled minutes at U.S. Air Force Plant 42, it was July 17, 1989, all over again.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Airbus Helicopters Marks 40 Years Training British Military Pilots

Single Engine Gazelles Were First Used For Training In The 1970s

The important role of Airbus Helicopters in the ab-initio training of British military rotorcraft pilots was marked by Airbus Helicopters during the Farnborough Airshow.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Nominee For Pacific AF Command Is First Woman Ever Tapped For The Post

If Confirmed, Lt. General Lori J. Robinson Would Also Be First Non-Pilot In The Position

President Obama has nominated Air Force Lt. General Lori J. Robinson for promotion to four stars and to command the Pacific Air Forces, a major combatant command with broad security responsibility for the Asia-Pacific region.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Bell Helicopter Completes Mid-East Huey II, 407GT Demo Tour

Aircraft Showcased In Jordan, Saudi Arabia With Live-Fire Demonstrations

The full capabilities of the Bell Huey II and the 407GT aircraft were showcased during a series of demo flights in Jordan and Saudi Arabia in May and June 2014. The Bell 407GT light attack helicopter also completed a successful live fire demonstration in Amman to prove its ability to shoot both precision and non-precision weapons systems.

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